A city that has a thriving IT sector has become the perfect location for starting your IT job, as it boasts a growing number of IT colleges.
The city of 7.5 lakh people boasts over 5,000 IT colleges and the number of job vacancies in the sector is growing, as well.
In fact, according to the Bureau of Statistics (BIS), in the year ending March 2016, the number was up by 17,500.
The IT industry employs around 4.6 lakh people and around 1.2 lakh of them are in IT-related positions.
There are around 20,000 jobs in the IT sector, which is expected to grow by 9.4 per cent over the next six years.
A job in the tech sector is seen as the most lucrative in the country, with the industry making up 15 per cent of the national total.
The city has become one of the few cities in the world to attract the IT-intensive IT companies to start up.
According to a report by BIS, the average annual wage of an IT-based employee was Rs. 23,500 in 2016.
According a recent survey, a third of the job vacancies were IT related.
The job market is highly competitive, with an average annual salary of Rs. 27,000.
The BIS report also stated that there is a high demand for skilled workers, with a median age of 37 years, which could be a deterrent to young candidates.
“We have a high profile IT companies, but we also have an opportunity for young people,” said Akshay Nair, president of IT consulting firm Nair Consultancy Services, who works with startups.
“There is an opportunity to grow in a very young age, especially if you have a strong work ethic.”
Amita Nair and Shilpa Prakash have launched an IT company called Digital Solutions, to serve the needs of digital startups.
They are seeking a team of 15 to 17-year-olds to take up the job.
Nair said that the job is a challenging one, as the business is based in Hyderabad.
“It requires a lot of knowledge of software, and the skills of a developer, which are required for startups,” said Nair.
The company was established in 2015 and is now based in Mumbai, and is expected the start-up to become a full-fledged business within six months.
“A lot of startups are trying to expand across India, but the government has not made the right decisions for them,” said Prakesh.
“The IT sector needs to become more open and more inclusive, but in Ahmedabad, we can make a difference.”
The government is working to create a professional training college for startups, which will take students from various fields and colleges, and provide them with skills to lead their businesses.
It has also set up a task force to advise the government on how to encourage IT start-ups to expand.
The government has set up an office for IT in the state and is planning to set up the college in the next few months.
Nair said the industry is looking for a way to bridge the digital divide.
“I believe there are many opportunities for startups in India, which need to be provided opportunities.
There needs to be an environment of growth and opportunity, and we need to help them develop in this way,” he said.
The government’s push to promote the IT industry is also seen as a way of bringing down costs for companies.
According, the government had set up several IT-focused projects to boost the local IT sector.
A team from the ministry of IT was given access to companies to review their cost structure and see how they could make it cheaper.
The department has also worked with a number of local IT start up founders, to encourage them to launch new businesses.
“This government has made it easier for entrepreneurs to start and is working towards making India a tech-centric country,” said Manoj Mishra, chief executive of e-commerce startup e-tailer Hootsuite.
“While we have been talking about the IT ecosystem, it is important to look at the broader picture of India’s economy, which includes digital transformation, and create jobs,” he added.